Agenda

Scrutiny Co-ordination Committee
Monday, 16th March, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Town Hall

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2019

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2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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3.

Call-in

To consider call-in items (if any).

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4.

Update on the recommendations of the Scrutiny Review Panel - Undertaking Scrutiny in Stockport pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal, Democratic Services and Estate & Asset Management).

 

In August 2018, the Scrutiny Co-ordination Committee agreed to undertake a scrutiny review in relation to ‘Undertaking Scrutiny in Stockport’.  The work of the review was focussed around the four key themes of (i) the business programme; (ii) the scrutiny work programme; (iii) culture; and (iv) training.  Eight recommendations were subsequently made within the Panel’s final report to address these.

 

This report details the recommendations that were made by the original review panel and documents the activities and progress that have been made thus far.

 

The Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report and the progress made towards implementing the recommendations of the Review.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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5.

Amendments to the Council's Constitution Regarding Reporting to Scrutiny Committees by Cabinet Portfolio Holders pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal, Democratic Services and Estate & Asset Management).

 

To provide the Strategic Head of Service’s (Legal, Democratic Service and Estate and Asset Management) report regarding the recommendation made at the Scrutiny Co-ordination Committee on 17 June 2019, namely:

 

“(2) give consideration as to how, in future years, reporting to Scrutiny Committees by Cabinet Portfolio holders is agreed and that a report be submitted to the Council Meeting to approve any required changes to the Council Constitution”.

 

The recommendation arose from concerns in relation to the potential conflict between the Cabinet Leader’s statutory right to determine the number of Cabinet Members and their range of delegations; and the apparent rigidity of the scrutiny arrangements within the Constitution that provides for five named scrutiny committees with defined reporting arrangements between those committees and specified cabinet portfolios.

 

The Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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